News: Ford Edge Sport at SEMA

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Ford to display even sportier 2015 Edge Sports at The SEMA Show

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Fall is in the air, and that means SEMA season has arrived. That means the hype leading up to and during the automotive aftermarket’s most celebrated week—November 3-6—starts now. Kicking off the pre-event hype, Ford has begun releasing information on some of the more than 50 Ford project vehicles that it will have on display throughout the show. The first previews out of the gate are a trio of hot-rod Edge Sports.

“Ford continues its unrivaled support of the SEMA show this year with the largest OEM stand and over 50 vehicles on display,” says the company. “A step beyond display vehicles, Ford Out Front also offers attendees a unique experience of watching or riding in one of our performance car or trucks on a closed course.”

For a sneak-peek at the company’s SEMA SUVs, check out this video…

With the arrival of EcoBoost to the Edge, this SUV has taken on legit performance capabilities, and Ford turned it three Edge Sports over to aftermarket tuners Neil Tjin, Webasto, and Vaccar to rev up these people movers for the aftermarket crowd.

Tjin Edition Ford Edge

The Neil Tjin Edition 2015 Ford Edge set to debut at this year’s SEMA show brings a street performance persona to the sporty SUV.
The Neil Tjin Edition 2015 Ford Edge set to debut at this year’s SEMA show brings a street performance persona to the sporty SUV.

“Tjin Edition will show a street performance version of the new 2015 Ford Edge Sport at the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas,” says Ford. “Performance modifications and an advanced air suspension highlight the Tjin Edition Edge Sports street credentials matching its strong exterior presence.”

Here are the mods on the Tjin Edge…

Powertrain

  • Unique Fabrication front mount intercooler
  • Motiv down-pipe
  • Magnaflow exhaust

Chassis

  • Air Lift air suspension
  • Air Lift Performance 3H air management
  • Viair 380c compressors
  • Baer 6S front and rear big brakes

Wheels & Tires

  • ADV.1 ADV15R 22-inch three-piece wheels (blue faces and gloss black lips)
  • Falken Ziex S/TZ05 265/40R-22 tires

Exterior

  • Custom Axalta Clipper Blue paint job
  • LightWurkz headlights
  • Downstar bolts and lug nuts

Interior

  • Custom Alea Leather CT interior
  • Scosche magic mounts
  • Safety F1rst brake lights
  • Optima battery
  • Thule bags and accessories

Ignition by Webasto Ford Edge

Webasto revved up its Ignition Ford Edge with more than a sunroof. It gained performance via tuning, handling via suspension upgrades, and stopping power thanks to big brakes.
Webasto revved up its Ignition Ford Edge with more than a sunroof. It gained performance via tuning, handling via suspension upgrades, and stopping power thanks to big brakes.

Known for its sunroof products, Webasto rounded out its Edge project with performance and appearance mods.

“Ignition by Webasto brings both luxury and performance together in one sexy package. Brad Keselowski tested and approved, this Edge Sport features more aggressive handling while offering comfort associated with high end luxury rides,” the company said. “Featuring carbon-fiber components and performance enhancing parts, this Edge Sport boasts more power and tighter handling all while including Webasto Thermo technology giving it a luxury feel usually reserved for the elite.”

The mod list for the Webasto Edge is as follows…

Powertrain

  • Webasto Thermo Top Evo engine pre-heater
  • Webasto ThermoCall TC3
  • JMS BoostMAX boost controller
  • JMS PedalMAX throttle enhancer
  • SCT Performance ECU calibration
  • MRT Performance axle-back exhaust
  • K&N high flow air filter
  • Sankuer Composite Technologies carbon fiber engine cover
  • Sankuer Composite Technologies carbon fiber radiator cover

Chassis

  • H&R Springs performance suspension
  • Rotora Forged aluminum brake Kit (Six-piston front; Four-piston rear)
  • Rotora H2 ceramic brake pads and stainless steel braided brake lines

Wheels & Tires

  • AG Luxury AGL23 forged monoblock (22×9-inch) wheels
  • Toyo Proxes STII 265/35R22 tires

Exterior

  • PPG custom paint applied by MRT Performance
  • Sankuer Composite Technologies
  • Carbon fiber front chin spoiler
  • Carbon fiber side rockers
  • Carbon fiber rear diffuser
  • High flow lower grille
  • Shadow tinted glass

Interior

  • Webasto H740-II Comfort Inbuilt sunroof
  • Alea Custom leather interior
  • MRT Performance interior accent package

Vaccar Ford Edge

Vaccar worked its automotive artistry on this Edge Sport to create a host of new products for the EcoBoost-powered people mover.
Vaccar worked its automotive artistry on this Edge Sport to create a host of new products for the EcoBoost-powered people mover.

Vaccar specializes in what it calls “automotive artistry,” and the company used its SEMA project as a development vehicle for a host of new products.

“The Vaccar Edge Sport concept is all about featured amenities, power for the road, and modern fashion,” says Ford. “Premier styling is boldly expressed with bespoke brushed finishes and flat metallic textures while featuring an aggressive wheel-tire fitment that is precisely stanced via an advanced air suspension.”

These are the Vaccar Edge mods…

Powertrain

  • Vaccar prototype true-dual exhaust system
  • Vaccar prototype twin tube intake kit
  • K&N Filters high performance chrome air filters
  • Flowmaster HP-2 mufflers and stainless steel piping

Chassis

  • Vaccar prototype air suspension conversion kit
  • Vaccar prototype rear strut bar
  • Air Lift Performance AutoPilot V2 digital air management system
  • Air Lift Performance air struts, air springs, aluminum tank and dual compressors

Wheels & Tires

  • Rovos Pretoria (22×10.5-inch) wheels
  • Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 265/30ZR-22 tires

Exterior

  • Vaccar exterior theme and emblem set
  • Vaccar Futura Flat Silver Metallic custom BASF Glasurit paint
  • Vaccar Brushed Metal custom BASF Glasurit paint partial 2-tone and orange accents
  • Custom paint and bodywork by Canfield Customs

Interior

  • Vaccar’s Master Garage custom “floating” air system display
  • Vaccar prototype center-dash triple gauge pod
  • Auto Meter American Muscle boost, water temperature and volt meter gauges
  • Alea Leather complete custom upholstery set

Of course these three SUVs are just the first in a long list of Ford vehicles set to bow at this year’s SEMA show, and we can’t wait to see what’s next.

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